Yap-yaşa in Ekşi Sözlük

Yap-yaşa , Play the City's 2010 City Game, was created for Istanbul's transforming Gecekondu's.

Ekşi Sözlük is a satirical web-based dictionary, the entries for which are largely written anonymously by a contributor base of over 50,000 people.

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Yap-yaşa, Play the City's 2010 City Game, was created for Istanbul. Built to simulate alternative tracks for urban transformation of the metropolis, Yap-yaşa's word by word translation is Build-inhabit. The game was a reaction to Yap-sat, meaning Build-sell, an outcome of neo-liberal Turkish politics already in the 1980's. While Yap-sat bases its values on gaining maximum profit from residential developments, Yap-yaşa puts forward an agenda where citizens participate in the production of their city for self-generated liveable environments.

Ekşi Sözlük is a satirical web-based dictionary, the entries for which are largely written anonymously by a contributor base of over 50,000 people. Literally meaning ‘Sour Dictionary’, Ekşi Sözlük’s subject matter is unrestricted, exceeding the limits of a conventional dictionary with entries on current and historical events and people; notable quotations from popular figures; disputed political issues; and references to popular and internet culture. Contributors often impart their personal views in entries, which tend to be written with a humorous or satirical slant. With over 14 million visitors a month, Ekşi Sözlük is one of the largest social media sites in Turkey.